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Experts Expecting – Lauren Allen @laurenallenfitness

Experts Expecting – Lauren Allen @laurenallenfitness

Welcome to our blog series Experts Expecting where we ask influential women who just happen to be expecting for insider knowledge in their field. Today we interview the wonderfully knowledgable Lauren Allen. Personal Trainer & Mind Calm coach Lauren knows a thing or two about the safest ways to stay fit while focusing on your mind and changing body during…

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Experts Expecting – Mariel Witmond-Bateman of @mindfulsonder

Experts Expecting – Mariel Witmond-Bateman of @mindfulsonder

Welcome to our new blog series Experts Expecting where we ask influential women who just happen to be expecting for insider knowledge in their field. To kick of this series we interviewed the insightful and humble Mariel of Mindful Sonder. Born in Puerto Rico to a Mexican mother and English father, Mariel has lived in Connecticut, England, Panama, the Dominican Republic, Italy,…

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Mastering Your Mindset For Birth

Mastering Your Mindset For Birth

Mindfulness during pregnancy isn’t a new concept in fact it’s been around for as long as women have been birthing. “Thousands of years ago, becoming pregnant and giving birth to a child was a sacred practice – a holy experience. Knowledge and spiritual practices for maintaining the vibrations of the womb were utilised by both men and women. These practices…

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How to Prepare For Childbirth

How to Prepare For Childbirth

Pregnancy can feel like it goes on forever. With the average labour time for first-time mums lasting about eight hours. Here at Bump & Mind Retreats, we see childbirth as a marathon; you wouldn’t run the course without training for it first! While it can seem intimidating at first, the right preparation and techniques can help your labour run as…

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Three Benefits Of Pregnancy Yoga

Three Benefits Of Pregnancy Yoga

Yoga is one of the most popular pregnancy exercise classes. From your physical body to your emotional state, pregnancy yoga is a key ingredient to a healthy, happy pregnancy. Here are four ways prenatal yoga can benefit the wellbeing of you and your baby.   Healthier Pregnancy It’s no surprise that a healthier mum means a healthier baby. In fact,…

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Why Women Should Stay Active During Pregnancy

Why Women Should Stay Active During Pregnancy

You may be thinking to yourself: why exercise when it’s hard enough getting out of bed without feeling exhausted and sick to your stomach? While many women believe pregnancy means staying far away from the gym, exercise during pregnancy is incredibly beneficial to you and your baby. Research has shown that there are a number of benefits to antenatal exercises.…

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What is Hypnobirthing?

What is Hypnobirthing?

From your next-door neighbour to the royal family, hypnobirthing is becoming an increasingly popular way to give birth. But what exactly is hypnobirthing? According to the Royal College of Midwives, it is about experiencing birth in a calm and relaxing atmosphere. Free from fear and tensions that prevents our birthing muscles from functioning as nature intended them to. Here at Bump…

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Why Should You Go on A Babymoon?

Why Should You Go on A Babymoon?

The birth of your baby is one of the most memorable times in your life and just like your wedding; it should be celebrated. A babymoon is the last romantic holiday a couple takes to enjoy intimacy and relax in preparation for your babies arrival. While often thought to be a passing fad, the benefits of a pregnancy retreat can…

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